A group of four Western Carolina University geology students and alumni have been keeping an eye out for grizzly bears and other wildlife this summer while working on a project to map landslides in one of the crown jewels of the U.S. park system – Yellowstone.
Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering a “Powerful Communication Strategies for Women” workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at WCU’s instructional site at Biltmore Park.
Through cash gifts, pledges and an estate gift totaling $50,000, Acting Provost Carol Burton has established a scholarship fund designed to help international students, especially those from Jamaica, earn graduate degrees at WCU.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center is hosting an exhibit on William A. Barnhill, a photographer who documented early 20th-century regional craftsmanship, in the museum’s second-floor gallery at Hunter Library.
The academic unit that is home to Western Carolina University’s programs in music, stage, screen, art and design will be known as the David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts in honor of the late WCU chancellor, who died June 17 at the age of 60 after battling brain cancer for more than two years.
For the son of a small-town Baptist preacher who went to college to become a classically trained pianist, only to find his professional career take an unexpected change of tempo into academia, the Saturday (June 23) memorial service for Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher hit all the right notes.